Sunday, April 15, 2007

Tribal Mothers' Night Out

We had our first MNO last night and it was a blast! Our plan is to have one night out a month. Last night we met, and ate, and talked, and drank wine at Pars Persian/Mediterranean Cuisine. The food was delicious and the company was amazing!

Unlike Crystal I didn't get any pictures of us eating or drinking -- then again, I was just having way too much fun to take many pictures. or maybe it ws the bottle of wine I shared with Beth....

Crystal asked for a toast, and when no one seemed eager to go first, Susan stepped up with "To attachment parenting, and the day you get to go out alone! -- that's as much as I'm going to confide here!

Jenny did get up and dance with house belly dancer -- some sort of Flamenco/Persian fusion.

We joked that we all dressed up more than we do for park days -- Jenny wore a swirly skirt great for her dance.

I know Jenny got more pix and I'm sure she'll post them when she gets a chance, so I'll go ahead and link her blog here

Monday, April 09, 2007

A busy weekend

We've been busy around here -- park days on Mondays, a day at the zoo, Home Depot workshop, and soccer, all with pictures.
Dan poses for a picture -- a rare event -- while at Home Depot
Andy with an almost finished product -- a roller coaster car. They gave us a bonus kit for a race car, so the boys finished those up, too before we left to go back out into the SNOW -- yes, we here in the desert had snow on Easter weekend. And rain today.

Dan & Gary working on the roller coaster car. It was Dan who reminded us to try Home Depot workshops last month. We were in the Depot the first Saturday in Feb, and realized we'd just missed the workshop when we saw the sign. After that, he's not about to miss another one.

Andy hammering in the pegs for a wheel on his cart.

At the zoo, this past Thursday -- we had beautiful weather -- Dan & I were using my hat as a frisbee, until Andy snagged it and put it over his face, so Dan had to wrestle it back.

I'll admit I have no idea what they were doing here, but it was too cute to pass up!

Last Sunday, we made the long trip to a favorite park in Rio Rancho, where the playground has these spinning stands with a spinning handle above -- a real workout.

Dan can't reach the top part yet, so he just spins wildly until he falls/flies off the disc.
Today we're not at the park, because it's cold and raining. Much as I long for a whole 10-day stretch of 75 degree days, the rain is good. No need to water the garden and a chance to catch up on the blog.